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Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

AAA - 2 Diamond

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The Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU offers an unbeatable San Diego location, close to San Diego State University & Qualcomm Stadium. The hotel features affordable rates and comfortable accommodations. Its also ranked highly on TripAdvisor and is one of the only hotels in San Diego with no hidden fees. We offer a complimentary continental breakfast, Wi-Fi, parking and movies.

Guests of the Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU will find that each spacious accommodation and suite features thoughtful touches to make every stay more comfortable, including a DVD player, complimentary high-speed Internet access, cable satellite television with HBO, ample desk space, coffee/tea maker and an iron and ironing board. For long-term guests, kitchen units with full-sized appliances are available, with special discounts for extended stays.

The hotel is perfect for families looking for value while visiting students at San Diego State University, construction crews wanting weekly and monthly stays, patients visiting nearby Alvarado Hospital or Sharp Grossmont Hospital, and those visiting nearby synagogues and churches.

With so much to explore in San Diego, just hop on the trolley! There are 2 stops less than 1.5 miles away at San Diego State University. Let the trolley whisk you away to Old Town, Little Italy, the Gaslamp Quarter, Qualcomm Stadium, Petco Park, the Convention Center and Tijuana, Mexico. Other attractions around this San Diego hotel include Viejas Arena (formerly Cox Arena), SeaWorld, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo.

Complete your stay by waking up to a complimentary continental breakfast with many kosher items and featuring a variety of morning-time favorites, like make your own waffles, relaxing at the outdoor heated pool with BBQ grill, surfing the web on the lobby computer and using our on-site laundry facility.

Make your next San Diego stay the best yet - book online today and save with the Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU. Enjoy your stay.

Our older, 2 story property with stairs, has a friendly staff, clean rooms and in a quiet area. A Credit Card is required for check-in. No cash accepted. Parking is free, so at times can be limited. Check with us first if you have a large vehicle.

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6474 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego
United States
AAA - 2 Diamond


Pets: No Pets accepted
Check-in & Check-out
15:00:00 | 11:00:00


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6474 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego
United States

What's nearby?


  • 1 mile(s) from La Mesa

  • 3 mile(s) from Lemon Grove

  • 5 mile(s) from El Cajon

  • 17 mile(s) from Chula Vista

  • 19 mile(s) from La Jolla

  • 20 mile(s) from Coronado

  • 22 mile(s) from Del Mar

  • 35 mile(s) from Escondido

  • 38 mile(s) from Carlsbad

  • 1 mile(s) from San Diego State University, and Cox Arena

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Contact events on 0845 620 0506


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1026 traveller reviews
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A Good Option Near SDSU

14/04/2018 Avtar K, Santa Cruz, California

Stayed 2 nights with my daughter and her best friend while on a visit to San Diego State. If there was a "Good" rating option between Average and Very Good, that's the rating I think it should get. ... more


Family vacation

28/03/2018 Sarah K,

This was our first visit to California and we were impressed! Very clean rooms! Comfortable beds and pillows. Very friendly staff. Close to lots of destinations. We would highly recommend this hotel t... more

Owner Response
BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Sarah K, Your five star review has made our day-THANK YOU!! We are delighted to see that you fully enjoyed your stay here at our little hotel. Our entire staff, from front desk to housekeeping and maintenance, work hard to provide exceptional service and some of the cleanest rooms in San Diego. As you mentioned, we are near many destinations in town, only 15-25 minutes from most of the popular attractions. Our front desk staff is happy to help our guests with directions or suggestions, just ask! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts here on TripAdvisor, it’s nice to see that you would recommend our property to others. We hope this is one of many future trips to our beautiful state and our hotel! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C.| Customer Care


16/03/2018 tropicalexpATX, Austin, Texas

This was our last hotel stay on our family road trip from Northern California to San Diego. We stayed at various places along the way keeping our budget around the mid 100 range. This hotel was by f... more


Highly recommended

08/03/2018 Abc123386, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Stayed here while visiting our daughter who is attending SDSU. Could not have chosen better! Rooms immaculate,beds so comfortable, facilities great. Loved the pool, breakfast and wonderful,helpful sta... more

Owner Response
BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Abc 123386, We appreciate your wonderful review! We are very happy that you chose to stay with us during your visit. Our entire staff strives to provide excellent service and it’s so nice to be acknowledged so, THANK YOU! Our room attendants pride themselves on having some of the cleanest rooms in town and along with our maintenance tech, they keep the place looking good and running smoothly. Your compliment made them smile! As you mentioned, we are in close proximity to SDSU, just a mile away. Our property is centrally located, as you well know. And our front desk staff is always ready to help with directions or questions and where to go and what to see. It was so good to meet you and our pleasure to help you during your stay! We look forward to your next visit. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C.| Customer Care


06/03/2018 johnnynotouch, Los Angeles, California

BASIC room clean and quite. Friendly host good service. Simple breakfast. Comfortable bed and clean shower. Not much on tv (40 channels) but enough. Free WiFi. Good place to rest for the night. Restau... more

Owner Response
BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your review with our TripAdvisor community. I'm delighted to hear you received great customer service from our Front Desk agents. As you mentioned, we have many different restaurants nearby. many of which you can walk to. Our location is centrally located with many of San Diego's most popular attractions within 15-20 minutes away. We are a small hotel with a single-minded dedication to provide consistent service, quality, and value. We are always looking for ways to improve and we appreciate your feedback on our breakfast, and TV channels! Again, thank you for taking the time to review us! We hope to serve you again in the near future. Yours In Hospitality, Gilda P